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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Chosen as one of hundreds to journey to the top of the glacier in their village, Sabira will embark on a dangerous pilgrimage that will guarantee her a life of importance, but only if she can survive
On Choosing Day, children of Adranna who reach the age of fourteen are finally eligible to undergo the tests to determine if they are worthy of bonding a Frostsliver. Only one
Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Chicken House (first published November 1st 2018)
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Angharad Ross-Jones
I picked this up hoping for a well-written wintry read for the Christmas period, and having just got back from a trip to Iceland and wishing I was still back in the land of ice and fire, Frostfire didnt disappoint on that score.

Not only did it whisk me away to an epically icy mountain with all the descriptions of glaciers, blizzards and remote caves (and ash) that I could want; there was also a well-contructed fantasy world, characters that felt authentic and an insightful struggle about what is
Amy (Golden Books Girl)
In this perilous wintry adventure, we follow Sabira, a girl chosen by her village for the honour of bonding with a frostliver, after an avalanche destroys her route home and she must find another way back, amidst dangerous enemies also being present on the mountain. I thought flashbacks were utilised really well at the beginning to fill the reader in on Sabira`s backstory, particularly the focus on the loss of her brother and the political situation of where she lives. I also admired Sabira as a ...more
Kathryn Miller
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid if not standout 9-12 fantasy adventure. The market is absolutely swamped at the moment with this kind of stuff but while Frostfire feels very familiar in many ways, it does feel fresh is in its plot and arc of action.

Rather than the usual road-trip quest, rote gains-and-reversals stuff, Frostfire plunges Sabira first into a pretty gripping survival story. She encounters only ever-increasing obstacles and has to make her own luck. Smith handles the ratcheting peril extremely well, and nev
R. B.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story creates a frozen perilous world where Sabira fights for her life. I loved the icy mountain and the myths around the glacier where she must claim her frostsliver. But the ice is not simply a backdrop to an exciting adventure. Colonel Yupin's bitterness is rooted in resentment and envy of her land of ice - for his own world is smothered in ash. Sabira has to race to save her village from his plans to destroy it.

Her love for her home is easy to understand because we meet so many warm an
Roz Radmore
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun and adventurous polar fantasy story. The characters were interesting and I especially loved the sentience of the Frostsliver, getting to know that personality was particularly interesting to me. I thought the main character was really likeable and I was rooting for her. I enjoyed the reveal mid-way through the book too and thought that added a really compelling aspect to it.

A strong 4 stars from me.
Ayame Nicole
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A really nice story, easy to read and understand. There were so many emotions in just a few pages.
Even though it was a simple story, the way the bonds were created (based on the life of characters), made me love the book.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was an enjoyable short read and I just can't get enough of the cover. I just didn't like some smallish aspects (one of them has been resolved, yay) whole sideplot which became the mainplot and was...unexpectedly violent ^^'?
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J H B Smith is a writer of fantasy and sci-fi fiction novels for any ages willing to read them.

Between working as a software developer and dealing with the whims of capricious, sporadically violent tiny monsters (i.e. cats), he has written more books than he strictly should have and is continually working on more – there are always more stories on the Infinite Sea.

His children’s fantasy Scaled was
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